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Leaves of Grass Reviews

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
January 5, 2014
really unbalanced
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Brandon Judell
indieWIRE
October 31, 2012
I could only bear 35 minutes, and I haven't walked out of anything since 'You, Me and Dupree.'
James Luxford
The National (UAE)
August 30, 2011
Maybe too small-scale to be anything truly special, but an original and witty film that both surprises and entertains.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Shaun Munro
What Culture
February 22, 2011
Essentially Deliverance cross-bred with A History of Violence...Leaves of Grass is a peculiar rural yarn and a sweet, assured examination of lost innocence and brotherhood that succeeds largely because of Norton's multi-faceted performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
October 10, 2010
This is a very personal film from Nelson that is jam packed with ideas and heavily influenced by the Coen Brothers...
Full Review | Original Score: B
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
October 10, 2010
The DVD extras give the film a boost with a well done "making-of?" featurette and a commentary of the film by director Nelson, star Norton and producer William Migliore.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
September 28, 2010
An offbeat thriller that is deepened -- rather than derailed -- by its tricky shift from darkly funny to just plain dark.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
September 24, 2010
It's a jarringly realistic hybrid that echoes the more surreal aspects of real, rural life, and Norton walks/ambles through it all, sporting dueling personalities and distinct accents, but one very serious heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Nora Lee Mandel
Film-Forward.com
September 23, 2010
Many clichés in uneven and odd mix of guffaws and philosophical analysis. . .[C]onsiderable violence surprisingly erupts...[M]ost fun is watching Norton interact with Norton.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Eric Hynes
Movieline
September 22, 2010
Suffice to say that Blake Nelson doesn't have the visual gifts of his Minnesotan mentors, leaving us undistracted by surface flair and fully focused on his cartoonish characters and ragged, oddly callow script.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Drew McWeeny
HitFix
September 20, 2010
... through it all, the two performances by Edward Norton feel natural, relaxed, utterly unlike a gimmick.
Michael Smith
Tulsa World
September 17, 2010
This is Tim Blake Nelson's affectionate and curious vision of his native Oklahoma, and what he sees makes for a uniquely restless, ribald motion picture.
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Karina Longworth
indieWIRE
September 17, 2010
The mirror image gag is one of the oldest in the book, and yet, if done well, it never really gets old.
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
September 17, 2010
As a writer-director, Nelson keeps the laughs coming at a steady pace, and never condescends to his articulate redneck characters.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
September 17, 2010
Mr. Norton is a pleasure to watch, and so is everyone else.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics
April 9, 2010
Emerging director Tim Blake Nelson takes another step up with this comedy drama starring Edward Norton in what might go down as Norton's best performance yet.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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A.O. Scott
At the Movies
April 5, 2010
It's not the violence itself that bothers me, it's just that it completely destroys the tone of the movie.
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Michael Phillips
At the Movies
April 5, 2010
You could get whiplash from his movie's mood swings.
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com
April 2, 2010
The picture loses its mind on an abrasive hunt for irreverence, twisting something securely oddball into an affected, unnecessarily toxic tale of brilliant knuckleheads living up to their Tulsa potential.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Jesse Hassenger
Filmcritic.com
April 1, 2010
a fitfully enjoyable but unsatisfying playground of ambition and occasional wit
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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